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McCullough, Moira; Lipscomb, Stephen; Chiang, Hanley; Gill, Brian; Cheban, Irina – Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic, 2016
This "Stated Briefly" report is a companion piece that summarizes the results of another report of the same name. This study examines the accuracy of performance ratings from the Framework for Leadership (FFL), Pennsylvania's tool for evaluating the leadership practices of principals and assistant principals. The study analyzed four key…
Descriptors: Leadership Effectiveness, Principals, Assistant Principals, Administrator Evaluation
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Mercier, Kevin; Phillips, Sharon; Silverman, Stephen – High School Journal, 2016
Recommendations for using and implementing fitness tests have been extensively researched and teachers' attitudes toward fitness tests are beginning to be studied. Less understood is how high school teachers use fitness tests and the role their attitudes toward fitness tests affect students' attitudes toward physical activity. The purpose of this…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, High Schools, Secondary School Teachers, Physical Education Teachers
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Aksu, Ali – Educational Research and Reviews, 2016
Organizational deviant behaviors can be defined as behaviors that have deviated from standards and uncongenial to organization's expectations. When such behaviors have been thought to damage the organization, it can be said that reducing the deviation behaviors at minimum level is necessary for a healthy organization. The aim of this research is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Behavior, Secondary School Teachers, Antisocial Behavior
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Dikmenli, Yurdal; Çifçi, Taner – International Journal of Higher Education, 2016
This study scrutinizes geography teachers' attitude and belief levels regarding classroom management. As a matter of fact, classroom management is one of the prominent areas emphasized by all educators. Descriptive correlational survey model was used in the study. Study group includes 58 geography teachers working in Sivas province during the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geography Instruction, Science Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
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Nartgun, Senay Sezgin; Ekinci, Serkan; Tukel, Hayrettin; Limon, Ibrahim – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2016
While educational organizations are in the pursuit of survival, they also feel existing and increasing public and environmental pressures. To overcome these pressures requires employees who can respond to these pressures. This also leads the employees to work harder and necessitates them to be more enduring and responsive. If such teachers are…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Behavior, Correlation, Professionalism
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Saltan, Fatih; Kara, Mehmet – Higher Education Studies, 2016
This study aims to investigate the acceptance of ICT teachers pertaining to the use of Scratch as an Algorithm Visualization (AV) software in terms of perceived ease of use and perceived usefulness. An embedded mixed method research design was used in the study, in which qualitative data were embedded in quantitative ones and used to explain the…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Visualization, Preservice Teachers, Information Technology
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Bates, Samantha; Ball, Annahita; Wilks, Scott – Research on Social Work Practice, 2016
Objective: Psychometric details of the Parental Press for Academic Achievement and Postsecondary Planning Scale (PPS), developed by Chicago Consortium of Chicago School Research, are scarce. The purpose of this study was to reexamine the properties of this 7-item measure. Method: The study utilized cross-sectional, self-reported data from 100…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, Parent Attitudes, Stress Variables, Measures (Individuals)
Lowe, Christina – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Transformational leadership is a style of leadership that is well suited for the nature of the modern school counselor. Previous research has shown the ways in which a school counselor can incorporate transformational leadership components into his or her school counseling program. However, little research has currently been conducted to assess…
Descriptors: Transformational Leadership, School Counselors, Comparative Analysis, Self Concept
Cline, Vicky Callison – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This study used non-experimental survey research to gather data on the kinds of dropout prevention programs in place in West Virginia high schools in 2014-15 and to evaluate their effectiveness based on possible relationships between principals' perceptions of the programs and graduation rates. The study focused on nine of 15 effective strategies…
Descriptors: Dropout Prevention, Dropout Rate, Dropouts, Principals
Martin, Abbie Nicole – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The purpose of the study was to determine if there is a relationship between amount of training administrators receive in technology integration and their attitudes toward technology. Previous research has revealed a relationship between teachers' attitudes (Shiue, 2007; Shoffner, 2009), training (Adcock, 2008; Donnell, 2009; Lei, 2009; Sadik,…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Training, Technology Integration, Technology Uses in Education
Warkentien, Michael – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The purpose of this non-experimental study was to determine whether teacher cognitive and behavioral agility relates to student achievement as measured by their value-added model (VAM) score and their performance evaluation measured through the Marzano instructional practice (IP) framework, and whether that relationship is moderated by contextual…
Descriptors: Teacher Behavior, Cognitive Ability, Correlation, Teacher Influence
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Redmond-Sanogo, Adrienne; Angle, Julie; Davis, Evan – School Science and Mathematics, 2016
In an effort to maintain the global competitiveness of the United States, ensuring a strong Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) workforce is essential. The purpose of this study was to identify high school courses that serve as predictors of success in college level gatekeeper courses, which in turn led to the successful…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Secondary School Curriculum, High Schools, Predictor Variables
Cole-Foppe, Leslie A. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The principal needs to be a strong instructional leader and foster a healthy school climate while having sufficient time to dedicate to these roles with all that is expected of the position. This quantitative-based research study examined the relationship between the perceptions of elementary and high school principals and elementary and high…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Principals, Academic Achievement, Educational Environment
Green, Lessie Marquita – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Leadership and school culture are two factors that have a great impact in schools today. Much research has focused on leaders, but more is needed on the culture of schools. Improving both elements of leadership and school culture may also increase other challenges that schools face such as student achievement. The purpose of this study was to…
Descriptors: Principals, Leadership Styles, School Culture, Teacher Attitudes
Fancera, Samuel – Education Leadership Review, 2016
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships between, and predictive value of, select school and teacher characteristics, and collective teacher efficacy (CTE). CTE is a strong predictor of school and student outcomes that principals may target to minimize the continued strong influence of socioeconomic status. Results from this…
Descriptors: Principals, Leadership, Teacher Effectiveness, Institutional Characteristics
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